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Historical Essay

Home Childbirth Training Kit

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Miniature Home Delivery Kit" used to instruct expectant mothers by the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, c. 1938. (Museum object #1995.6.1-51)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Term: "Feeling mighty poorly" (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read a letter from an anonymous writer in the 5th Wisconsin Infantry that applauds the positive impact of women in the army.

Historical Essay

Military Ridge Road

Term: Military Ridge Road in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: “Bragg’s Body Guard” (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Wisconsin Governor

Brief biography of Gov. Louis P. Harvey, helped organize the Republican Party in 1854, state senator from 1854-1857 and in 1862 became governor.

Term: Lumberjacks' nicknames (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Campaign jacket worn by Chris Farley in the 1996 movie "Black Sheep." (Museum object #2007.86.1)

Historical Essay

furloughs (Civil War)

Term: furloughs (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Janesville Volunteers (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Brief Biography of Bill Harley and Arthur Davidson

Learn how Bill Harley and Arthur Davidson were inspired as boys to create the world's largest motorcycle company.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 52nd Infantry

Term: Civil War (52nd Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Snapshots of Daily Life

Study this collection of family photos and see a natural, simple view of everyday life in early 20th-century Randolph, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

War of 1812 Cannonball

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Fragment of six-pound cannonball fired in battle between American and British forces on July 1814 at Prairie du Chien, Illinois Territory (now Wisconsin).

Photographic portraits of Native Americans dating from 1898.

Historical Essay

Panic of 1837

Term: Panic of 1837 in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Civil War: 18th Infantry

Term: Civil War (18th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

castor (Fr.)

Term: castor (Fr.) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

bratwurst

Term: bratwurst in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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